…meanwhile, Subaru took the wraps off the new WRX (top, red) at the LA Auto Show. I must say, it makes me smile. I was really disappointed with the last Impreza, even more so with the WRX it spawned. I wasn’t so keen on the current Impreza when it first came out, but it’s grown on me. This new WRX looks promising. Or at least it seems much more appealing than the previous one. Predictably, power now comes from the FA20, tuned to produce 268hp channeled through a 6-speed stick or CVT. I’m not so much bothered by the CVT; get with the modern technology. Here’s what else is interesting…
At TMS, Subaru unveiled the “Levorg” (bottom, white). Despite the silly name—aren’t you glad the Japanese is still master at making up names?—this is essentially an Impreza wagon. I’ve always missed the Impreza wagon, and now it’s back! It’s actually a bit longer than a standard Impreza, but what’s really interesting is that the nose and fender are identical to that of the new WRX. AND, it can be had with the FA20 turbo from the JDM Legacy, which produces 300hp. So what we have here then is the return of the WRX wagon. Sweet! Sadly, it probably won’t make its way here.
Photo credit Subaru.
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